Okinawa soba received at an old private house cafe with Okinawa emotion 120 years old, Makabe Chinaa

Okinawa soba received at an old private house cafe with Okinawa emotion 120 years old, Makabe Chinaa
A quaint Okinawa old private house cafe that is over 120 years old. Delicious Okinawa soba can be eaten at old Okinawa emotional old cafe. That is in Itoman City Makabe Chinaa. It is an old folk house cafe quietly standing in a quiet country residential area of Okinawa and is also popular with tourists. I will introduce you to Makabe Chinaa where you can taste such a quiet and relaxing Okinawa time.

Makabe Chinaa is in a quiet residential area in Makabe Itoman city. I came in the daytime on weekdays, but the landscape is a so-called rural town in Okinawa, and a relaxing time flows. There are few car traffic, so I could not hear much more than birds and wind sounds. As I went through such a thing, Makabe Chinaa came in sight.

Front view of Makabe Chinaa

When entering the cafe, the Okinawa old folk house is indeed the best. It closely resembles my relatives grandfather’s (Ozzy) house. But the house of Ozzy was not so wonderful …

Exterior photo of Makabe Chinaa

Makabe Chinaa is also making inside of the Okinawa old private house as it is. There is a Buddhist altar, the one between the two, mainly the cafe space. The quiet Okinawa folk song flowing inside the store matches well.

Inside photo of Makabe Chinaa 1

Inside photo of Makabe Chinaa 2

Well, this is Menu. There are Okinawa Sweets because it is an old private house cafe, but this time I came for lunch, so I ordered a Okinawa Soba set. I’ll keep the sweets looking forward to the next time I’m with the children.

Makabe Chinaa's Food Menu

Makabe Chinaa's Sweet Menu

Well, the Okiawa Soba set came. It is set with juicy and side dishes. The side dish is Mozuku, Okinawa home cooking staple ginseng sirisiri, Tofu naga nihon. It is very home-cooking in Okinawa. You can enjoy the taste that Okinawa grand mother cooked for lunch. Okinawa soba is also bonito and gentle taste refreshed on the base. Because the inside and outside of the store are quiet, you will only sound birds and wind chimes. I was able to eat in a slow atmosphere like I had lunch at Ober’s house. This quiet atmosphere is a popular secret.

Okinawa soba set

About Makabe Chinaa

Makabe Chinaa is an old private house cafe built in 1891 (Meiji 24). There seems to be a bullet scar on the pillars and stone walls inside the shop at the time of World War II. Fortunately the house itself seems to have existed without burning. In 2005, the main house, stone walls, pig’s ruins and wells were registered as registered tangible cultural heritage of Japan.

Ishigaki Makabe Chinaa

pig's ruins

In the quiet and relaxing time of Okinawa, Makabe Chinaa you can enjoy Okinawa soba and sweets. When you drive southern part of Okinawa, please go and take a look.

  • Address:
    901-0336 223 Makabe, Itoman city, Okinawa
  • Telephone: 0980-52-5678
  • Open 11:00~16:00
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday
  • Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the shop.
  • Price: 1,000 yen ~ 2,000 yen

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